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Recycling Freighters

Lesson 2305 Exploring MichiganScience 6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade Aired Week of 10/31/2022
Recycling Freighters

This lesson will explore the phenomenon of shipbreaking, including how the technique of breaking down freighters allows us to recycle the materials and parts of the ship for other uses. Students will model shipbreaking in order to better understand the process.

  • Know how shipbreaking takes place
  • Understand the recycling numbers on plastic containers
  • Be able to harvest bricks and parts from one LEGO build to create another altogether different build